Street Fighter X Tekken Falls Short of Sales Expectations

on May 7, 2012 8:30 PM

Street Fighter IV is quite literally the best selling fighting game of this console generation. Tekken is largely considered to be the best selling fighting series of all time (only really contested by Street Fighter). This is why everyone, especially Capcom, expected sales for the crossover title Street Fighter X Tekken to be astronomical. Unfortunately, the game missed its sales mark by several hundreds of thousands of copies.

In a earnings report, Capcom has stated that Street Fighter X Tekken has so far only sold 1.4 million of the 2 million copies it was expected to sell.

It fell short of its goal by a whopping 600,000 units. While these figures may not be amazing, Street Fighter X Tekken will most likely continue to sell because of the excellent ongoing DLC support Capcom is providing. By the time the new characters have been out for a few months, I’m pretty sure they’ll have met their sales expectations. Even so, 1.4 million certainly doesn’t seem shabby.

 /  Staff Writer
Kenneth is a Graphics and Game Design student who's worked as an author for since June of 2010. His favorite gaming genres are Fighting, Role Playing and Sadistic Action games like Ninja Gaiden and Bayonetta. In addition to gaming, he is also strongly interested in music, fashion, art, culture, literature, education, religion, cuisine, photography, architecture, philosophy, film, dance, and most forms of creative expression.